Shambhala teacher Paul Warwick died at his home in Bellingham, Washington, on February 2.
He was a mentor to many in the Shambhala community, serving in numerous capacities across the organization since meeting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974. With his wife, Acharya Jenny Warwick, he helped establish the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia (the oldest Shambhala center in the Pacific Northwest), as well as the Vancouver Shambhala Centre. He was Head of Practice and Study at Karme Choling meditation center in Barnet, Vermont, from 1987 to 1990, during which time he also taught at the famed Vajradhatu Seminaries.
Warwick helped found the Bellingham Shambhala Center in the 1990s. In recent years he taught a two-day program around the country, entitled “Wake Up and Die Right.” A Sukhavati ceremony to celebrate Paul’s life and help on his journey took place at the Bellingham Shambhala Center on Tuesday.